Supervised Play

Derek is running supervised play sessions in the club in parallel with the usual duplicate. If you are interested, come and try it out. The charge per session is £5 plus table money.

Books are available on loan to club members. Visit Library.

Let's Play Bridge
with Marx Brothers
Visit  a Bridge Village
in India.

"We all make mistakes when playing!"

Welcome to Derek Patterson's Bridge Club!

Chislehurst Bridge Club is run by Derek Patterson.

  • We hold duplicate bridge sessions every Tuesday and Thursday evening (please arrive by 7.20, play starting at 7.25 and  finishing at 10.30.).
  • Venue: Village Hall, Church Lane, Chislehurst, BR7 5PE. Click here for a map.
  • We use electronic scoring devices - BridgePals (android based).
  • We offer fully random hands dealt using Dealer4 dealing machine. Printed hand records are available at the end of session. Full results are available on this website shortly after the end of the session.
  • Visitors are welcome, there is usually a host available.

Whether you are newcomer to the game or a more advanced player, you will enjoy the game in a friendly atmosphere.

Need a Partner?

If you need a partner, look on the Calendar or Message Board to see any outstanding requests. Alternatively place a partner request via website: login to Member Area, choose "Find a Partner", then tick the "Partner Required" button. The booking will appear on the Calendar page and Message Board. You can also tick whether your email and/or phone number should show when people view the booking.

OR - leave a message on the message board in the member area. The message will show on 'Message Board' on the menu.

Alternatively to ask for an email to be circulated to members.

If you don't know how to login to the member area, ask Derek or Mirna.

Announce or Alert?

We have all got used to 'announcing' the range of partners opening bid of 1NT. You might be less sure about 2NT: Opening bid of 2NT is announced  "20 to 22" or appropriate range. Stayman (4 card) and transfers are announced the same way as after 1NT. 5-card stayman is alerted.  All this is summarised in the EBU Announcing and Alerting table.

Personal Analysis Graphs

See player performance graphs on the Personal Analysis page. Click on the Results on the Main menu then on Personal Analysis. 

Sad News

5th May

We had very sad news this morning - Janet Barnard our long standing member and friend has passed away. She was a lovely lady, a keen bridge player and an enthusiastic charity worker. Janet played bridge in Chislehurst BC since its inception over 20 years ago and before that for several years in Derek's beginners section in Farnborough BC. She will be missed very much and we send our sincere condolences to her family.
The service will take place at Beckenham Crematorium on Friday 25th May at 11am. All are welcome and at Shortlands Golf Club afterwards where Janet was a member in the past. The family have requested no black, so come in bright & colourful outfits in honour of  Janet. 

No flowers please. Donations to Cancer Research can be made via J.&R. Killick in West Wickham. We are making a collection for a donation from the club.

Bridge weekend in Powder Mills 2002

Jenny, Debby, Janet and Gill - from the Bridge weekend in Powder Mills 2002.

EBU Rank Promotions

Congratulations on the EBU rank promotion to:


Brian Hogg - Premier Master
Barbara Jackson - 1 Master
Glenda Gibb - 1 Master
Caroline Ashcroft - District Master
Tony Urwin - Area Master
Phillip Strong - Club Master
Cross IMP Pairs

We run Cross-IMP pairs on the last Thursday of every month. What is it all about and why do we do it? - See the article on Cross IMP Pairs under FAQ.

Results Analysis

You can see detailed results analysis on any Bridgewebs website that displays hand records. You can find out how well you did against double dummy or see cross-imps in teams events. On the Main menu click on Results - Results Bridgewebs and the on the session you played in. Now click on this symbol above the ranking list.
For help click here. On this website in particular, you can also access results analysis via the 'Analysis' button above the ranking list.

Teams Results and Cross-imps

To see cross-imps in a teams event click on the 'Analysis' above the ranking list. You will see a pairs ranking list showing cross-imps for each pair. Alternatively click on 'Play it again' under a hand diagram then  'Results Analysis - All Pairs'.

The House of BridgePals

Thu 31st May 2018
Teams and Ximp Pairs